swap at beginning of slice - danger?

Gunther Nikl gni at gecko.de
Thu Mar 16 08:08:08 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 04:42:11PM +0100, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> By the way, the first partition on a disk is usually the root partition,
> not the swap partition.  So the problem could arise only in unusual
> circumstances.

IMHO this is a very dangerous assumption since theres is no fixed layout
specified. I always have swap as first partition (starting at offset 0).
That way it was pretty easy switching to (g)vinum.


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